It would go away if paying the ransom was outlawed or crypto currency?
Are you suggesting that this would go away without Bitcoin etc al... are you sure...?
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Yea but come on, its really hard to work out how to publicly prevent these shinnanigans while still keeping it legal to pay your mates and profit on the sly - give the MPs a break! If they make it too hard, there will be no cushy job waiting for them when they get voted out, and the opposition will just open a loophole once they're in anyway, so really there is nothing to be done and we should all be grateful that the Americans let us keep any of our money at all
So how come they can call it PostgreSQL if the code has been forked to do Amazon stuff.... that's a trademark infringement, surely
From postgres trademark policy, unacceptable use:
"Use of the name(s) or logo in a software product that is unrelated to PostgreSQL and does not run on it, or work with it."
Bullets are cheaper than drones, we would just need a way to kill swarms of drones and the missiles can be kept for bigger fish.
For example, really good/AI aiming systems for turrets mounted rifles, shrapnel 'grenades', a big net, diversionary utilities c.f. chaff to shake drones off, outmaneouvering e.g. altitude etc etc
You won't eliminate dog fights, you'll just find other ways to fight before you get to that point, thats why soldiers still need hand to hand combat training.
Whether this will actually be possible in 3 years is another question
I cite discrimination based on reflexes and availability.
Fairest solution is the bookings are open for 24 hours (plus a week or whatever), and after that the slots are assigned randomly. Youre notified if you've got one, so easier to get another slot if your available.
If you win a slot, you're excluded from other contended slots.
Doesnt matter if you're fast, and distributes slots about even, based on availability
Tough luck if you can only make the fancy slots
From UK Warranty guidelines
"Neither the Manufacturer, the selling BMW Centre or any BMW Group company in the UK can be held responsible for modifications to the vehicle which lead to defects, unless those modifications have been approved by the Manufacturer, an Authorised BMW Centre or a BMW Service Authorised Workshop"
You can smash your iPhone with a hammer, sure, but Apple are not letting you...
My point is, they are not obliged to support or replace a device which is taken 'outside' its purposful scope - and that scope is entirely defined by the manufacturer, as far as I can see... I can't believe I'm arguing it either, I have a problem!
Its not easy. I started out thinking its cut and dry, but now I think I've changed my mind... Why should apple be obliged to allow consumers to load code anyway? I cant do that with my washing machine (yet)...
Its clear they actively prevent developers selling stuff without gouging them... but BMW won't let you attach any old shit to their cars either.
This doesn't prevent Epic from releasing their own 'games' smartphone.
I can see app makers like SMS providers, email clients having a claim (as apple doesn't pay the 30% itself), but if Apple aren't offering an app that competes with this app, its just the cost of business - so by rights the game should cost 30% more on that hardware, and less on phones that don't take that cut. The only argument I can see is cartel behaviour with Google in collusion to prevent alternative platforms competing based on app offerings (as Apple would win that war due to fewer form factors etc)
I'm glad I'm not a lawyer, actually
They couldn't possibly pre-package the top selling items in a standard drone package that can be loaded like a vending machine...?
Here are some things I would 100% have bought in the past, multiple times, in busy city centre locations where this would be offered: cufflinks, usb stick, charging cable/battery, toothbrush
Plenty of scope for this in and around train stations in the work week, in my opinion, they'll make it work.
The distinction between the spelling of there, their and they're is also increasingly irrelevant, right?
Excellent parallelism though, if that was your aim! If not, then its nicely demonstrsting how hard it is to communicate via text, and why layering more complexity on top of that basic medium is likely to reduce clarity further, and by coincidence strongly erodes your argument
If their smart phone is 1) not able to send plain text email or 2) where they're doing the majority of dev... they are not kernel developers
Want to send plain email from your phone? Thousands of ways to do this. Want to try and write code with only your thumbs, no mouse, AND fucking autocorrect - you're insane. There is a reason keynoard shortcuts exist and its not for playing angry birds (or whatever people play now)
So you outsource, now you've got a dependency and potentially a revenue impact. And you rely on a single hosted site, vs the redundant infrastructure of email which for the most part will route around problems - so only a single contributer goes offline instead of the whole lot.
Its just not an argument. Kernel developers are not consumers, and do not need to web-scale in this Silicon Valley grow-like-mad model. They are few and far between, and if undestanding a 1980s (earlier?) text protocol is beyond you, so is the kernel.
You dont even need to install a new client, I myself have previously sent email direct from the command line on Linux, and via a 20 line python script* that I wrote on Windows. Email is piss-easy.
*OK, fine, there might have been a library in there, I can't remember the details as it was a 20 minute job several years ago
But the thing that nags at me is that if all countries start using different chips, isn't that a wider attack surface...? The incumbents are riddled with hard to patch holes, are these going to be any better? At least with a low number of widespread vendors people like the Linux foundation were actually able to create software mitigations... not sure that will be true if everyone is running different hardware, open source or not. Can anyone more knowledgeable weigh in, does adopting the home-grown model actually reduce risk when it comes to Internet connected devices?
Is there any legitimate use of this World Wide Web? Its just full of criminals stealing music and taking money from gullibles for dot com addresses as a scam before the bubble explodes.
I view it like academia, for now it may not even be mildly interesting, but with enough brains looking at something, be it a stick or a rock, someone will think of a use for it.
You *never* know the full requirements up front, but that doesn't mean a full table scan or union in a join cant be designed out. That article is a litany of pure incompetence.
The position that they shouldn't have any responsibility for performance prior to official testing is a joke! The tests are there to confirm its fine, not provide requirements, its too late at that point!
Imagine having to tell your plumber the exact angles of all the pipes you want him to connect, and specify you do in fact want water to come out so a 1mm diameter won't be enough....
Mealy mouthed bastards
@Michael, others have already corrected you, but in case you're still confused on your example:
"...Red Drwarf to cool into a Black Dwarf...?"
Its the same reason polar bears don't look like cheetas: surface area to mass ratio. Big things lose heat slower, because they can only lose heat from their surface (by radiation in the case of stars, by convection and conduction too for fluffy animals). Stars are #massive
"I don't need it, therefore nobody needs it", classic. If you only have a bank account because its a requirement to receive benefits/child support/etc, and you think you're at risk of going overdrawn with every transaction, then having confirmation of your account balance is very much required to stay solvent.
For myself, I have the infantile requirement of sending my mates beer money in tiny installments with annoying references; online banking is required to save myself the embarrassment of explaining myself and wasting a cashiers time with my whimsy
No! I don't want to engage; I didnt say there was anything wrong the the quality, my home internet connection is mint - thank you - point was that I want them to stop bothering me
They'll know if its poor quality when I stop using it, isn't that what all the hoovering metrics in W10 are for?
And makes you log in constantly and 2 factor auth (this has improved lately - wonder why), and if you're working for client you need a private window to have 2 accounts logged in, and hogs your resources, and inexplicably split the audio through my mobile when I answered a video call using my laptop which I didn't realise was even possible let alone desirable, and intermittently drops audio, and has restrictions at the org level rather than team level so you cant talk to people you work with every day because they're "an outsider", and - worst of all - asks for a fucking rating on call quality after *every* fucking call!!!! Argh! Measure some sensible metrics without my involvment, what the fuck does 3 star mean, do you just want 5 stars? Here is a singe digit gesture, you can interpret that as you will
"Discrimination is something which we are all guilty of"
It would be very boring if we all had the exact same opinions, and it would be hard to navigate the world without the ability to "tell 'things' apart".
Now, incorrectly categorising negative behavioual attributes, or social status, or whatever - due to a low sample size/measurement error/invalid theoretical frameworks.... that I agree is sloppy analysis and we should educate ourselves.
Guilt has nothing to do with it being wrong - sounds very American/puritan to me.
Cheers, homo sapiens!
A comment with no context! What about when they're one and the same (as here!)
You can't just expect people to interpret your behaviour and understand the underlying motivation for what you're doing, especially if thats *not* doing something and they haven't learned yet.
For example: Children throw rocks at a dog (a moving target, what fun)
An adult sees this, and quietly walks past the dog, clearly demonstrating his virtuous animal cruelty ideals.
Good lesson? No. The adult, in my opinion, would be virtuous to tell the children "do not be cruel", so the next dog doesn't get blinded.
This is absolutely not the same thing as saying loudly and for no reason "I care about the plants", or whatever it is that someone has said to annoy you, Anon
"Virtue signaling is one thing, but imposing it on the world's most well-established codebase is both worthless and self-defeating"
I disagree, this is one of the cases where it makes sense... consider the "virtue signal": the demonstration that one values an idea. OK, when done so by a teenager with no life experience - not particularly informative, useful or interesting. When done by an adult, or a teenager with some influence - potentially disruptive, depending on level of demonstration and alignment with the audiences valued ideas... now, when done so by the maintainers of "the world's most well-established codebase" - there is a great deal of influence to be wielded. By demonstrating that they value this idea, they send a powerful message, and that is the exact intention. The intention is not to set a precedent for refactoring regularly (how long has it been since this last happened, 30 years, never?), but to say that open source software is *open*.
I don't think thats a bad signal to send, the code base has been built and maintained by volunteers, so I hope some of the noise around this signal catches the attention of a BAME person and they are motivated to join in and contribute.
Also, as a signal, its marketing - and when did they care if the product description was 100% accurate, thats not the purpose, its to get attention!
The website is the car in this analogy, we know its useful and its serves many purposes. To build the car we need some way to send and receive data, style it, and get user input... etc
This stuff all exists, and has done for a long time. You can hand crank HTML etc and what you get is rock solid. All these libraries do is change the way you build your wheel, your axle. Yes it seems faster but you trade stability/maintanability/security/performance and simplicity for development speed alone...
I honestly am not advocating hand cranking code, but the trade offs need to be made only in appropriate places, not "use this 1 framework to solve all your problems". You're building a car, so it makes sense to reuse the frame of another manufacturer, but other than that its best to just do it yourself.
Its not innovation to reinvent the tools to build the wheel, it's procrastination; and besides, using different tools every time you build a car is upsettingly inefficient
Yes, but this isn't just people lobbying. If you were an infosec company, wouldn't it be nice to be able to cold call and say "hey, you've got a problem you need someone to fix... FYI we fix this stuff..."
Thats where this is coming from. Also, another avenue for giving the plod a pass on creepy powers, while dressing it up as security, so home sec will love the idea of reform.
I'd say you're able to tell when (most people) are forcing an expression, and it doesn't look right - so there goes the alarm. I bet there are some damn good fakers that would pass mustard, but that's the arms race I guess.
Although I've also had the same when in foreign countries and I haven't learned the cues from childhood so I don't think this intuition is anything to be relied on, quite the contrary.
Also, if someone is (or appears to be) either well above or well below you in a social hierarchy, that may trigger a fight or flight response, in my opinion.
Whether those responses are justified is case by case, of course. This research is a joke.
Really? All you need is a predictable log message that says "access denied" with an IP address, you can set up custom patterns for any file to isolate the IP and it'll drop those packets once you hit whatever limit you configure, I think its about 10 lines in 3 files to do this
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